Kewanee Man Gets 51 Years in Prison for Murder and Aggravated Battery


The Kewanee man convicted of the First Degree Murder of a Princeton teenager was sentenced to decades in prison on October 17, 2023.  Davijion Robinson was 18-years-old when he shot and killed 17-year-old Caleb Conrath and injured Caleb’s mother on July 1, 2020.  Davijion Robinson was sentenced by Judge James Andreoni to 45 years in prison for the murder of Caleb Conrath and six years in prison for shooting Conrath’s mother, Tasha Hilmes.  Robinson must serve the entire 45 years for murder and 85% of the Aggravated Battery with a firearm.  The sentences are consecutive or served one after the other.  Judge Andreoni denied the Defense Motion for a new trial today as well.  Robinson has been in custody since his arrest in August of 2021 and will receive credit for time served in the Bureau County Jail.

Robinson and a juvenile driver fled Princeton following the shooting and dumped the vehicle outside Kewanee city limits and fled on foot.  The juvenile was captured that night but Robinson wasn’t found until months later in Decatur.   Davijion Robinson was charged with two (2) counts of First Degree Murder (Class M Felony), Aggravated Battery with a Firearm (Class X Felony) and Possession of a Weapon by a Felon (Class 3 Felony).

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